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Dear <<First Name>>,

This bulletin is provided by CEnet to inform and support member dioceses.

In this edition, reflecting on the growing importance of data in 2020, a new 'Book of the Week' initiative, the Diocese of Wagga Wagga adds additional certainty to support online collaboration, CeSIS member sharing and Catholic Learning Online professional learning activities.

We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
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CEnet Data Trustees Reflect on 2020

As the last meeting of the CEnet Data Trustees for 2020 was held recently, it is a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate achievements of the 2020 year. The collection and analysis of data was extremely important this year due to Covid-19.  The importance for schools and staff to be able to track data particularly in relation to attendance and achievement was critical in being able to support learning continuity at school and system level.
 
The CEnet Data Trustees Committee and the CEnet Data Team have been instrumental in supporting the ongoing development of CeD3 so that it supports the availability and accessibility of data for a range of stakeholders.  The Data Trustees Committee helps to inform the Roadmap which is actioned by the Data Team, to incorporate new data sets and design new dashboards and data visualisations.
 
The Data Trustees Committee which is represented by each of the 16 member dioceses along with colleagues from CSNSW and QCEC, have engaged in strong collaborations through initiatives to learn, share and work together towards collective and individual data solutions. Many dioceses have developed the capacity of a range of staff at CEO/CSO, school leadership and teacher level to engage with their data through CeD3. Many have now moved beyond the technology i.e. the collection and storage of data, and are now using CeD3 with appropriate data protocols to pose, explore and answer educational research questions to improve the educational outcomes for students.
 
Congratulations to the CEnet Data Team for their incredible openness and willingness to be of service to dioceses and to the entire Committee (CEnet and diocesan representatives) for a successful year characterised by collaboration, energy and motivation to use data with respect and professionalism to support the schools and students whom we serve.

Anne-Maree Creenaune
Chair, CEnet Data Trustees Committee
Book of the Week
The CEnet member dioceses ACEN eBook Consortium, with the assistance of the Lisa Nash and Saba Maniar from the Digital Learning and Library Services in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta have initiated a book of the week feature for students and staff who have access to the SORA eBook Library.

Each week, two reading recommendations for eBooks or audio books, with age guidance will be published for primary school students, and high school students and to make sure that no-one is left out, there will be a recommendation for staff too.
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Click on any of the three options above to go straight to the recommended books and enjoy the read!
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Building Additional Certainty in Cloud-Based Collaboration 

Catholic Education, in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga has successfully deployed a new solution to support the collaboration occurring within the diocese, through use of digital technologies.

A cloud-based back-up solution has been implemented to add an additional layer of certainty to the use of the diocese's chosen cloud-base productivity platform.

The implementation is a result of the acknowledgement that when collaboration using a digital platform is encouraged, it is important to manage for the possibility that occasionally something will get inadvertently deleted.
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Member Collaboration - Compass/TechOne Collaborative sessions

Last week the CEnet CX team hosted the third in a series of CeSIS and CeFMS Collaborative sessions, ’Managing Semester Reporting Variations’. Members of the Sydney Catholic Schools team, Sherrol Gane, Greg Basford, Anna-Louse Jones and Frank Wassef shared their insights with representatives from member dioceses who met to collaborate and learn from the experiences of others in the use of Learning Tasks and Reports within the CeSIS.

The next collaborative session 'Using TechOne for Student Billing Processes' will be held on 24 November at 10.30am AEDT with Olivia Lloyd from Sydney Catholic Schools.

The series of workshops is being facilitated by CEnet, using the ONCE philosophy of reducing duplication of effort, to provide a forum for participants to share and benefit from the expertise and experiences of colleagues in other member dioceses.

Each week a different Diocese will present how they have tackled a school business process by using an aspect of Compass or TechOne. Those attending the collaborative sessions are asked to come prepared with questions and to be ready to brainstorm and collaborate on how Compass or TechOne can improve their school business processes.

Schedule of events:
  • 24 November at 10.30am AEDT - Student billing processes
  • 2 December at 10.00am AEDT - One Session for primary schools
  • TBA - End of year financial processes
Like to get involved but not sure who to contact? Get in touch with Janine Duggan,  CeSIS Subject Matter Expert, CEnet  
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Thirty-two staff from CEnet member dioceses made an early start on Wednesday of last week, 18 November to participate in a workshop to explore the use of Seesaw in the classroom to build student work portfolios, presented from Northern California by Blair McDaniel from Seesaw.
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Participants developed an understanding of how Seesaw is being used to support the home-school connection by enabling students to use open-ended tools to build a digital a portfolio of work that families can see and use to support their child's learning.

As part of the workshop participants joined a class in Seesaw to discover how the tool can be used for developing activities that enable students to develop responses in a variety of ways and from multiple sources.

Participants also explored how to take advantage of the tool to collaborate with other staff members to create engaging student experiences and how to create, assign, and provide feedback on student activities

Participant comments:
"Thank you for organising this session and I look forward to others down the track." 

"I really enjoyed Blair's presentation, and thought she did a wonderful job in explaining the in's and out's of this tool. She made it super user friendly and I would attend any other presentations made by her."

"This was an awesome webinar and excited to use Seesaw next year!"
Upcoming Catholic Learning Online Events: 
  • Using Seesaw 26 November 4.15 pm AEDT
Register interest in participation in upcoming events by clicking here or by using the button below.

Catholic Learning Online Events is an initiative involving members of the the CEnet eLearning Working Group and others, that aims to identify and support areas of common need for professional learning in CEnet member dioceses.
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